My Yalp

The Yalp Sutu Interactive ball wall activates Sports Museum visitors in Helsinki

Sports Museum of Finland, Sport Museum

Sports Museum of Finland is the only museum in Finland dedicated to general sports and physical activity. The Sports Museum maintains the national collection of Finnish sports and physical culture, preserves the archives of major Finnish sports organizations, and coordinates other sports-related museums’ activities in the country. And as of 29-01-2022, the Yalp Sutu Interactive ball wall is also on display at theβ€―Sport & Tech exhibition.

Through the years, Lappset has seen the evolution of playgrounds and sports areas. Enjoy the simplicity and fun of a swing set to the fast-paced excitement of a parkour track. As the world evolved, Lappset brought smart playgrounds to a new level with interactive playsets like the Yalp Sutu Interactive ball wall. Sharing this with the world through this exhibition reveals the social significance of play and movement. It explains Lappset’s role in developing Finnish outdoor play and sports areas through recent decades. That is why they have collaborated with the museum to show the highlights of their journey and the peaks in the arrival of technology in playgrounds and sports areas.

"For children, in particular, the Sutu has been the target of enormous enthusiasm. For example, the boys in a group of schoolchildren started visiting the museum after school days to play the game, as we have free admission for those under 18 years of age."

In our exhibition, we discuss how technology changes how we move. In this sense, the Yalp Sutu Interactive ball wall is a very concrete illustration: firstly, it is spectacular, attracting the attention of all visitors. Secondly, technology is combined with a very traditional sport, so the added value of the game and technology is easy to understand. Thirdly, the visitors can try it themselves. Most of the exhibits are mostly viewed and listened to in museums.

says Kalle Rantala, Head of Exhibition Urheilumuseo.

With the Sutu on display, the visitors can experience how technology enhances play and movement in the museum environment by playing Sutu. Visitors can use the Yalp+ app to compete and claim the highest score on the online scoreboard.β€―Which is a great way to showcase the collaboration between traditional and digital play.

Jari Salo/Urheilumuseo/The Finnish Sports Museum.

Jari Salo/Urheilumuseo/The Finnish Sports Museum.

Jari Salo/Urheilumuseo/The Finnish Sports Museum.

Jari Salo/Urheilumuseo/The Finnish Sports Museum.

Jari Salo/Urheilumuseo/The Finnish Sports Museum.

Jari Salo/Urheilumuseo/The Finnish Sports Museum.

Sports Museum of Finland scoreboard

For children, in particular, the Sutu has been the target of enormous enthusiasm. For example, the boys in a group of schoolchildren started visiting the museum after school days to play the game, as we have free admission for those under 18 years of age. Many adults are also excited to experiment and compete with each other. For many families, the museum experience has also improved because children have been able to do physical activity while adults have been exploring the exhibition for longer than children have had enough concentration. The rather explosive sporting atmosphere caused by the game and school groups has been too much for some visitors, and we’ve been squeaking quiet visit times since then.

declares Kalle Rantala.

Kalle Rantala tells us that the Sutu has been a great success in the exhibit.

The Sutu has been very successful and even more than expected. Both in terms of what it represents and in terms of technology. Also, in what it is like as an activation. We even got to make the playing area very spectacular, and it fits well in the space provided. It is also very safe, because of course the ball bouncing over the guests and other parts of exhibits must be prevented.